#### FAQ: What Is Loft Of Gap Wedge?

You must have a wedge between your pitching wedge loft and your sand wedge loft. The gap wedge (usually **around 50 degrees**) provides a vital yardage between those two clubs.

Contents

- 1 What is the lift of a gap wedge?
- 2 Is a 52 degree wedge a gap wedge?
- 3 What is the loft on a gap wedge and pitching wedge?
- 4 What is the best degree for a gap wedge?
- 5 What is a gap wedge distance?
- 6 What is the loft of a Mizuno gap wedge?
- 7 What loft should my wedges be?
- 8 What’s a 56-degree wedge used for?
- 9 How far should I hit a 60 degree wedge?
- 10 What is the loft of a 9 iron?
- 11 What is the loft of a cobra pitching wedge?
- 12 What club has a 56 degree loft?
- 13 How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?
- 14 What’s the difference between a gap wedge and an approach wedge?

## What is the lift of a gap wedge?

Gap wedges typically contain 50 to 54 degrees of loft. Gap wedges are used close to the green, allowing players to take a full swing. Before gap wedges were invented, golfers often employed the pitching wedge for very short approaches where chipping wasn’t possible.

## Is a 52 degree wedge a gap wedge?

The 52 degree wedge is also known as a gap wedge and for good reason. Most of your irons in your bag have a 4 degree loft difference between each club. The 52 provides the ability to cut the 8 degree difference between the 48 and the 56 in your bag!

## What is the loft on a gap wedge and pitching wedge?

In general, pitching wedges are lofted about 47 to 53 degrees, gap wedges are lofted about 50 to 54 degrees, sand wedges are lofted 54 to 58 degrees and lob wedges are lofted 58 to 62 degrees. The lower the degree of loft, the farther the ball will fly, though a more lofted club will land more softly on the green.

## What is the best degree for a gap wedge?

Fitting your gap wedge loft with the proper distance gaps will allow you to hit more full shots. The ideal loft separation between wedges is 4°-6°, resulting in 10-15 yard gaps, so your gap wedge degree should typically be 48°-52°, especially if your pitching wedge loft is 44° to 46°.

## What is a gap wedge distance?

The gap or approach wedge is designed to fit into the gap between the modern pitching wedge and the sand wedge hitting distance. They will normally have a loft of about 50 to 54 degrees and a full swing should take the average golfer 90 to 110 yards.

## What is the loft of a Mizuno gap wedge?

Pitching Wedge – 44° Gap Wedge – 49° Sand Wedge – 54°

## What loft should my wedges be?

So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees. These are general guidelines, make sure you’re working with your fitter to get the gapping that works best for you.

## What’s a 56-degree wedge used for?

A 56-degree sand wedge is suited for hitting out of the sand or for a golfer who hits behind the golf ball a lot. The higher degree of bounce helps the club glide through the sand or dirt, which makes it the most versatile wedge in the bag.

## How far should I hit a 60 degree wedge?

How Far Should You Hit A 60 Degree Wedge? On average, golfers hit their 60-degree wedge 74 yards, but the range can vary between 60 and 100 yards. Longer hitters who take a full swing will typically be close to the 100-yard range but most golfers only take a 1/2 or 3/4 swing with their 60 degrees.

## What is the loft of a 9 iron?

9 Iron loft The loft of a 9 iron is 41-43 degrees.

## What is the loft of a cobra pitching wedge?

Pitching Wedge – 42.5°

## What club has a 56 degree loft?

A 56-degree wedge is considered a sand wedge and is mainly used for hitting out of the sand and chipping around the green. A 56-degree wedge is one of the most used clubs and is the highest loft an average golfer should carry.

## How much does 1 degree of loft affect distance?

The distance difference between clubs is created equally by the increments in club length and loft angle. The calculations here are based on 1/2″ club length difference = 5 yards distance difference and every 4° loft angle difference = 5 yards distance difference.

## What’s the difference between a gap wedge and an approach wedge?

Gap wedges are for flying the ball high on relatively short distances (100-130 yards), while approach wedges are meant to put the ball easily onto the green, if not super close to the hole.